Research on SARS-CoV-2 in deer ramps up

2022-01-12

Forty-one states as well as universities including Cornell, Penn State and Ohio State are participating in a USDA study to determine the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in wild deer. Evidence of the virus was found in a significant proportion of deer samples analyzed, and researchers are also trying to figure out whether deer are getting infected through an intermediate host, by drinking contaminated wastewater, eating plants on which infected people have spat or some other route.

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